Global OTAs take around 25% commission from accommodation providers and do not always pay tax in the UK, with the Bennetts saying more money for providers will mean more will be able to stay open for tourists to experience something different. The pair has launched a new website for UK independent hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs at bestroomsdirect.com and called on British accommodation providers to get behind the campaign. “To avoid a future choice limited to faceless, bland, corporate hotel chains, it is imperative that Britain’s independent hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs come together to raise awareness of the importance of direct booking and we are trying to harness this strength in numbers with Best Rooms Direct. Global booking sites are monopolising the travel industry, taking a huge slice of our income and making it even harder for tourism businesses to stay afloat,” said Wendy. Get the full story at Travel Daily UK and Travelmole Related Link: bestroomsdirect.com